LANSING — Today, House Republicans approved a resolution to reject Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent executive order which, among other things, eliminates three review boards the Legislature passed last year. These review boards allow corporate representatives to oversee the DEQ, now called EGLE under the Governor’s reorganization plan, and its permitting process. In response, state Rep. Terry Sabo (D-Muskegon) issued the following statement:

“The Muskegon area has a history of polluted and contaminated sites going back 100 years. I disagree with allowing corporations to have complete control over permits and rules related to air emissions and water discharges. I stand with our Governor in wanting to keep environmental decision-makers accountable to the people and not allowing the polluters to police themselves.”